Bengaluru, June 04 : Chief Minister B.S.Yediyurappa reviewed the progress of Home Department here today.
The Chief Minister appreciated the efforts and excellent services rendered by the Police during the crucial period of combating covid 19 situation. He assured that he would provide all necessary support for the betterment of the Department.
In the backdrop of changed scenario in the State, he instructed to strengthen the CEN (Cyber crime, economic offence and Narcotics) police stations. He also said that the forensic laboratories would be strengthened to hasten the investigations of the crimes. Under Emergency Response Scheme, allocations would be made for purchase of vehicles, he said.
It was decided to continue the services of more than 3000 home guards who are at the risk of losing their jobs and depute them to different departments. The Chief Minister directed officials to review the proposal of providing the services of the home guards to private companies in the coming days.
The officers briefed that training has been initiated to 200 SDRF Staff to handle the monsoon situation. They would be deputed to four divisions shortly. All precautionary measures have been taken in the Prisons during covid 19 situation and not a single positive case has been reported. As per the Supreme Court directions, 5005 prisoners have been released on bail and parole. Overcrowding of prisoners in the prison has been reduced from 110% to 95 %.
The Chief Minister directed to submit a proposal regarding the development of infrastructure in all the departments which come under the ambit of Home Department.
He instructed to take stringent measures regarding misuse of huge funds of various government organisations which is kept as deposits in banks . In case of misuse of funds, strict disciplinary action should be taken against the officers involved.
Basavaraj Bommai, Minister for Home, T M Vijaya Bhaskar, Chief Secretary to Government, Rajaneesh Goel, ACS , Home, Praveen Sood, IG & DIG and other senior officers were present.